The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will hold a free seminar entitled “Trapping Through the Ice” at the Edward Kehoe Education Center in Castleton, on January 11, 2014. Bill Pickens, President of the Vermont Trapper’s Association, will lead topics on rules and regulations, trapping equipment, personal safety, and trapping techniques. Participants will spend a large portion of the day on Lake Bomoseen.

Beavers and muskrats can be legally trapped until March 31, 2014. “Trapping through the ice can be challenging, but trappers will leave this seminar equipped with the knowledge of how to trap safely and improve their success rate,” said John Pellegrini, hunter education training coordinator for the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.

The seminar will run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. Proper attire is required as students will be outside for a majority of this seminar. Vermont Fish & Wildlife will provide all trapping equipment.

Registration is required by contacting Alison Thomas at 802-371-9975 or by email at Please include your full name, address, and a daytime phone number in the message. A confirmation letter will follow.

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